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Ripe with Change: Evolving Farm Labor Markets in the United States, Mexico, and Central America

This report contributes to the Regional Migration Study Group's vision for human-capital infrastructure development in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador by assessing trends in agriculture and their implications for farm labor markets. Such implications include demand for skills and requisite education and workforce development.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama participated in the Central America forum in Costa Rica

The Wilson Center was mentioned as one of the key partners that made possible the Central America Forum in Costa Rica. Both the President Barack Obama and his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla participated in this event.

Police Reform in Latin America: Observations & Recommendations

This paper examines reforms in police organizations in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

Latin American Program in the News: Time is right, but past failures haunt Colombia peace talks

Santos has made ending the conflict a goal of his administration, and the challenge has been operating under conditions that are conducive for meaningful talks and not for a charade.

The Political Economy of Uruguayan International Insertion

This report explores policy choices and constraints Uruguay's policy makers are confronting. Policy options such as a free trade agreement with the United States, reforms to the MERCOSUR customs union, and other trade alternatives are debated. In addition, experts analyze consequences of Uruguayan trade policy choices.
Cynthia J. Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Coca planting rises in Colombia, cocaine production falls

Colombia saw an increase from the previous year in the amount of coca planted in 2011 though the amount of cocaine produced fell.

Latin American Program in the News: "América Latina vota por su futuro"

Following the Latin American Program's Elections in Latin America event, speakers Cristina Eguizábal, Manuel Torres y Rafael Piñeiro participated in this discussion with Club de Prensa's Julio Marenco. This interview is in Spanish.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 44 Dead

Prisoners in an overcrowded prison in Nuevo Leon break into a deadly riot, possibly as part of a feud between the Zeta and Gulf cartels.

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